Forced to Flee, launched jointly by Contrast VR and Amnesty International was shot in late October 2017 in a camp in Bangladesh that is now home to more than 620,000 Rohingya refugees who fled ethnic cleansing in neighbouring Myanmar’s Rakhine State since late August.
In the immersive film, Rohingya women and men recount the horrors of fleeing systematic and widespread violations and urge the world to secure their basic rights.
In addition to testimonies of Rohingya survivors, Forced to Flee features Amnesty International’s satellite imagery analysis of village burning s as well as original drone footage showing the immense scale of Kutupalong camp.
The film was released on December 12, 2017, the same day the UN Security Council in New York met to discuss the situation of the Rohingya, and a week after the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a resolution condemning abuses against them and Myanmar’s other minorities.
**Produced by Contrast VR, Al Jazeera Media Network’s new immersive studio, and Amnesty International, in partnership with AJ+**
A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar’s military kill him.
A woman who was gang-raped by soldiers.
Another woman who had her family murdered and house burnt down.
These are only three of the Rohingya refugees who share their harrowing stories in this hard-hitting new virtual reality documentary.